Third parties remain responsible for a large number of high profile cyber attacks including the US Office of Personnel Management, Target, Sony, US IRS, Costco, and O2 amongst others.
With the ever increasing dependency on outsourcing it is imperative for businesses to manage risks posed by third parties. Leaving the backdoor unlocked is simply not an option.
Just as a burgler would rather enter a house through an unlocked door, so do cyber criminals prefer the easiest route to a successfull attack. The weakest link in the chain, the easy route is the third party.
Some 3rd Parties that could pose a risk to your organisation
All of the above can be high valuable targets, as they may hold customer/employee data, intellectual property or credit card data. The theft or distriction of which can cause an organisation significant pain, Both financially and to the reputation of the business.
CMA can support your organisation to establish and implement processes to reduce your supply chain risk by: